Agrement of Romania Tourism Ministery n° 5206 / 11.12.2001
The Danube is a river of oriental and central Europe, the second of the
European continent after the Volga (Russia) by its length (2850 km), the area
of its pond (805 000 km ²) and the volume of its debit(output). Stemming
from the massif of Black Forest, the Danube is formed to Donaueschingen by the
fusion of Berg and Brigach, and drains the tenth of the surface of the continent
by crossing nine States before throwing(casting) itself into the Black Sea. |
Over 300 species of vertebrate and invertebrate animals including
a great number of international , European and national sole exemplars.
ornithofauna summarizes more than 300 species among them - 70 extra - European
exemplars . There are five main types , the Mediterranean type ( Heron ,Glossy
,Ibis , Pygmy ,Cormorant , Griffon Vulture , Shelduck Pelican ) the European type
( sining birds , like Nightingale and Bunting , Seagull Tenn Osprey ) the Siberian
type (Whooper Swan , Sandpiper Crane) the Mongolian type (Griffon Vulture , Saker
Falcon) and the Chinese type (Egret , Mute Swan , Great Cormorant Mandarin ) .Most
of them are strictly protected.
150 species are known , 30 of them in the proper Delta , Common presence : Sterlet
,Sturgeon , Stor Sturgeon Herring , Carp , Pike , Barbel , Calm waters are preferred
by Crucian , Perch , Bream . The saltish medium is populated by fish like Perch
, Pike or Turbot , depending on the salinity of the waters and the sea sector
shelters Sturgeons (Huso huso ,Acipient sturio).
number and variety are ensured by the higher area , generally avoided by the wather
. You can see Otter , Mink , Vison mink (with precious fur) , Wolf, Fitch , Wild
boar , Fox , Hare , Wild cat , Sands shelter Turtle ,Viper ,colonies of different
is extremely rich and it is developed on three levels :
- plants with floating
leavs (white and yelow water lily thistles).
-riparian plants (reed , bulrush
, water fern ,water weed)
-land plants (white willow , poplar , alder-tree
, ashtree in the combined woods on the sand-banks
The Biosphere Reserve
According to the Governement Decision no. 953 on the 27th of August
1990 , the entire Danube Delta was declared a Biosphere Reserve.
As a consequence
of the main and the secondary reserves settled by the necessity to preserve the
natural process of evolution and to protect the specific fauna and flora , certain
areas were strictly protected.
|In the Danube Delta as well
as along the coast, the houses are made of whitewashed bricks or of wood. The
roofs are thatched and cover also the porches. Very often the houses are painted
in white and deep blue. |
can organize visits up to the Delta of the Danube and make you discover its fauna
and its flora.